Sustainability and manufacturing: A conceptual approach

Ibrahim Garbie*, Abdelrahman Garbie

*Corresponding author for this work

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2 Citations (Scopus)


Manufacturing has represented the backbone and cornerstone of any national economy not only in developed countries but also in developing countries. Sustainability and sustainable development are the so-called new way of updating/upgrading this sector of the economy. Sustainable manufacturing is mainly divided into three streams or pillars: machine design, manufacturing processes, and manufacturing systems. A conceptual approach was suggested to analyze the pillars of manufacturing in terms of sustainability enablers for each pillar taken into consideration the triple bottom line of sustainability (TBL) (economy, social, and environmental). The sustainability models were proposed and presented for each pillar individually and aggregate. It seemed that the pillar of the manufacturing system represents the highest turbulent one due to the diversity and numerous sustainable enablers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 IISE Annual Conference
EditorsL. Cromarty, R. Shirwaiker, P. Wang
PublisherInstitute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, IISE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781713827818
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event2020 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo, IISE 2020 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Nov 1 2020Nov 3 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2020 IISE Annual Conference


Conference2020 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo, IISE 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online


  • Machine design
  • Manufacturing process
  • Manufacturing systems
  • Sustainable manufacturing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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